crosscut saw

Definitions

  • A Twenty-Five Foot Saw used for Crosscutting Big Logs
    A Twenty-Five Foot Saw used for Crosscutting Big Logs
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crosscut saw handsaw that cuts at right angles to the grain (or major axis)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

An early 17th-century, two-man, crosscut saw An early 17th-century, two-man, crosscut saw

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Crosscut saw A saw, the teeth of which are so set as to adapt it for sawing wood crosswise of the grain rather than lengthwise.
    • Crosscut saw See under Band Crosscut, etc.
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Usage

In literature:

Two, swaying backwards and forward with rhythmic precision, dragged a big crosscut-saw through a massive trunk.
"The Girl From Keller's" by Harold Bindloss
They dropped their crosscut saw, and stood staring.
"The Lure of the Labrador Wild" by Dillon Wallace
We had to cut all our firewood with a two man crosscut saw or a one man crosscut saw about three feet long.
"The Biography of a Rabbit" by Roy Benson
Two pulled a big ol crosscut saw.
"Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives" by Work Projects Administration
Nielsen was a Norwegian, raised as a boy to use a crosscut saw; and as for me I was a connoisseur in camp-fires and a lover of them.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
An early 17th-century two-man crosscut saw has been recovered almost intact.
"New Discoveries at Jamestown" by John L. Cotter
With a crosscut saw, we can make better looking logs and with less work.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
An Australian won the log-chopping competition; and the Canadians won with the crosscut saw.
"Letters from France" by C. E. W. Bean
The wheelbarrows and the grindstone and the two crosscut saws were another matter.
"Naudsonce" by H. Beam Piper
In general, saws are of two kinds, rip-saws and crosscut-saws.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
The tools needed are a sharp ax, a crosscut saw, an inch auger, and a spade.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Saws, crosscut, 5; Saws, hand, 6; Saws, dove-tail, 1; Saws, rip, 3.
"Toronto of Old" by Henry Scadding
The stem should next be undercut with the saws (rip and crosscut) so as to make place for the rudder.
"Manual Training Toys for the Boy's Workshop" by Harris W. Moore
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In news:

Table saws and crosscut sleds are a marriage made in heaven.
Warren Roberts, left, and William Gates of Otisville, NY prepare to compete in the Crosscut Two-man saw event during the Men's Winter Olympics held at Rohman's Inn, Shohola, PA on February 25.
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In science:

This ordering of the diagram’s crossings induces an ordering of the crosscuts of the resulting state surfaces, as we just saw in Definition 7.1.
A Diagramless Link Homology
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